Michael Kors; What’s Going On?

There was a definite air of 1950s romance about Michael Kors’ latest offerings. “It was such an unbelievably optimistic time. The world came back to life,” said the designer, of his prettily vintage influences, which were more sporty American dancer than fifties Parisian sophisticate. “Ladies with poodles are definitely not Michael Kors,” he joked.

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That sporty femininity came across in the flipped out dresses, cropped trousers and ballet-length skirts, all of which were given an even more carefree feel when paired with sandals and kitten heels.

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The silhouette was classic 1950s, nipped in at the waist with belts; although there was none of the heaviest you might expect from billowing poodle skirts or weighty gowns. “How do you wear transparency in real life?” Kors pondered, gesturing to the appliquéd flower-strewn tulle skirts which float in a beautiful haze around the models legs.

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Gingham, which has appeared in various guises in New York over the past weeks, was back in the form of skirts, blouses and cropped trousers, all of which evoked a tomboyish fifties vibe.

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Bursts of yellow and punches of navy really bought this collection to life, whilst black and white gowns closed the show with a chic little signature. It was an extremely wearable collection, perfect for those warm days in the city.

 

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